The land is raw, remote acreage. It is flat to gentle rolling terrain covered with sage and grass vegetation. There are NO utilities; No Homeowner Services and NO publicly maintained roads. This Land is NOT suitable for the building of a residence. The property is currently zoned for what could be described as "Agricultural District": Some of the Permitted Uses "include farming, ranching, grazing, dairying, animal or plant husbandry or any other agricultural use". A residence may be permitted if it qualifies as "permitted assessory uses" and complies with conditions set forth by the county. Use the property to hunt, hike, camp, horseback ride, future speculation purposes, or as an asset to pass on to the children or grandchildren.
The Red Desert Basin is located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming in the Southwestern Portion of the State. Sweetwater County is the 9th Largest County in the NATION!! The acreage is located about midway between Rock Springs and Rawlins, North of Interstate 80 off of Tipton Road (County Rd #67). Click here to see a zoomable topographical map of the area.
Use the property to hunt, hike, camp, horseback ride, future speculation purposes, or as an asset to pass on to the children or grandchildren.
The general area is accessed via county road #67 (County Maintained Dirt Road). The parcels available for purchase have reserved access easements across private lands. Access across the BLM Lands, on an occasional basis or over existing roads, to private lands is allowed by BLM's policy. The BLM publishes a booklet specifically addressing the issue of easements. Click here to view a portion of this booklet.
We have not had surveys done on the properties, unless specifically noted. The U.S. Government surveyed the area at one time, and marked many section corners utilizing brass caps, and/or other types of monument markers. However, over the course of time, the survey markers tend to become covered by dirt, overgrown with vegetation or maybe destroyed. But you can still find many of them, if you know where and what to look for. We will supply you with specific information that will get you to the property.
This was part of an old grazing ranch and there are not enough wells drilled in the area to give any estimates as to costs, depth, quality, or quantity of water. We do not guarantee the success of a water well. Our suggestion for any information regarding water wells is that you contact local well drillers.
The mineral rights were reserved by the railroad, or their subsidiary. Currently there is no active drilling or exploration on the properties we are offering for sale. However this could change. It is the policy of the railroad to provide the private landowners with surface damage agreements. These agreements compensate the landowners based on a percentage (royalty) of the extracted gas /oil / minerals.
The annual property taxes are currently less than $100.00 per year for the entire 160 acres.
Sweetwater County, is the NINTH largest County in the nation. Sweetwater offers a multitude of adventures and stands out as a microcosm of the OLD WEST itself. For the wildlife enthusiast, one can find deer, elk, antelope, black bear, varmints, mountain lions, big horn sheep, and a variety of upland birds and waterfowl. From the upper reaches of the Snowy Range and the Sierra Madres to the high plains, to the sagebrush flats and awesome red desert, the area also provides some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in the United States.